Roger Jenkins was promoted to president and CEO of Murphy Oil in 2013 after having worked at the company since 2001, when he joined as drilling manager in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Jenkins received his bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University and an MBA in finance from Tulane University. He later completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Jenkins, who took over as chief executive of Murphy Oil just as it spun off its retail division into the separate publicly traded Murphy USA Inc., was the most highly paid public company executive who didn’t work for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in 2013 with total compensation of $10.1 million.
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